Letter to the editor: Why I support Peter A. Micciche for Alaska Senator

For 13 years I was the Kenai Peninsula Fair manager and in that position, I got to work with a lot of different people and representatives. When you’re working for a nonprofit, you get to see a different side of the people you are working with than the general public sees.

I met Peter during his very first campaign — he was running for senator for the state of Alaska District O. He took the time to help me understand what I could expect from our legislators. He made phone calls that connected me with different companies and their philanthropy departments where prior, I was just hitting a brick wall in my search for funds. He chose the Kenai Peninsula Fair as one of his nonprofit organizations to volunteer with so that we could be part of the ConocoPhillips matching program.

As part of that volunteer service, he and his family came down and volunteered at a fair work day, and were so instrumental in motivating me. When you spend your whole life begging for money and volunteers, it’s super encouraging when a family shows up and works as hard as the Micciches did.

Since then, I have watched them pour countless hours into the many nonprofits on the Kenai Peninsula. He doesn’t just represent us in Juneau, he pours his heart and soul into helping make the Kenai Peninsula a better place for all of us.

Peter understands our school budgeting issues. He’s put in the time. He’s done his research, and he’s proven that he stands for all of us here on the peninsula!

For all of these reasons and so many more, I support Peter Micciche!

— Lara McGinnis, Ninilchik

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